Weekly News – Week starting 01/05/2017

Welcome to the weekly news from ACR

This week’s rows:  
The club aims to have two sessions a week which are ‘club rows’ with everyone welcome – but please book. Booked rowers will be given preference if the session is oversubscribed.  We also aim to offer more dedicated rowing to groups of members who form a crew and are available at mutually convenient times to row longer, further, or quicker!   If you want to use this facility, please create an event in the calendar.  

Pease help by letting  us know if you are coming. In the event of too many people, it allow the organiser to organise different crews and let people know timings so they do not have too long to wait.  Also, if the session has to be cancelled, we can let you know beforehand.You can do so by one of the following method:

  1. Use the website choose and book system available here
  2. Alnmouth Community Rowing Whatapps’s group
  3. Respond to this e-mail to (tomcrewboy@alnmouthrowing.org)
  4. Send a text to 07528583356 (please state your name)
  5. Call direct on 07528583356 (Leave a message if no answer with your name)
  6. Use Facebook here
This is a reminder on how to log on to Alnmouth Community Rowing’s site (1st time):
  1. Click on “forgot password”
  2. Put your e-mail address in the box
  3. click on submit
  4. check you e-mail
  5. Copy the complicated password
  6. Go onto http://alnmoutrowing.org
  7. Input your e-mail address in the username box
  8. Paste the password in the password box
  9. Once into the system, scroll down the left, right to the end you will find a link called “profile”
  10. You can update your details and change your password to one of your liking.
  11. Once done, you would need to logout and log back in.
Blyth Regatta – skiff races  June 4th

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Blyth is a great spot for us, and June 3rd and 4th sees their weekend regatta.  It starts (for crews) on Friday, with a welcoming knees up at 18:30.  Skiff races in the river are on the Sunday, and we’re invited to attend with crews.
If you want to come along as crew, or just go anyway, respond as usual, or give Richard a call/text on 077807 82282 or call 01665577811
August 6th – Alnmouth Raft Race
The Annual Raft Race takes place on August 6th this year, and we are invited to participate. It’s intended to include some skiff racing, so another opportunity for crews to get together and do some practicing as a single crew.  We know the course will be on home water to the Bridge and back, so you can start now!

Sunderland air show – 22-23/07

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RABC’s Push The Boat Out Event: 13th/14th May

 ACR will take part in the RABC’s event. The aim is to introduce more people to being on water, so we will be hosting taster rowing sessions.   Afternoons, in the estuary, to suit the tide.  Rumours of refreshment and a beer tent in the park too

You can find all the details here.

It will be a very social afternoon and we will need your support.

Help with web content needed:

As you have noticed, the club’s website is filling up with interactivity and content. This is time-consuming for a few. If anyone would like to help with content/administration, this would be greatly appreciated. Te area in needs of content creation is as follows:

  1. About Us
  2. The Build
  3. Skiff’s link
  4. Mailing list

If you decide to help, you will be fully supported and you do not need any IT skills for this although if you do, it would be good.



The website is where you will find all the information you need:

  1. Use the website choose and book system available here (load of info about different sessions and events)
  2. explore documents related to St Ayles skiff, Rowing and others
  3. Checking the weather using the links provided
  4. Finding out about our club’s history
  5. Exploring the heritage and the past of the Life Boat House (coming soon)
What’s WhatsApp and how can it benefit?

WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app that allows you to exchange messages through the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing so it’s completely free! You can use it on any kind of device, such as iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and also on newer computer. If you have some pressing information to communicate, or you want to let us know that you want to attend a session then you’ll find WhatsApp very useful! You can use the group discussion feature, and because you can use the app on the move you can chat with anyone from any location. You can use it to:

  • Keep informed about events & news
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Share photographs and videos of events

Speaking of photographs and videos… you may have taken some pictures and videos. some people don’t have Facebook or Twitter so it can be difficult to share this information. WhatsApp is available for you to send pictures and videos! You can send as many as you like and what’s more, other  can share their videos and photographs with you as well so no one is left out! You can download it from a number of sources including the WhatsApp website and the iTunes store.

To join ACR Whatapps Group, please get in touch with us so we can add you (we would need your Mobile Number)

 You can get access to the Group page here.